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Now Distributed by EuroArts: Zuzana – Music is Life

Author: EuroArts Music International

ZUZANA: MUSIC IS LIFE is a story of love, tyranny and triumph and it is the story of world-famous harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova told by herself.

  • Zuzana the Movie | Copyright: © Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels, Czech TV

    Zuzana the Movie © Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels, Czech TV

  • Concert Hall | Copyright: © Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels, Czech TV

    Concert Hall © Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels, Czech TV

  • Red Piano | Copyright: © Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels, Czech TV

    Red Piano © Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels, Czech TV

The dark and triumphant story told by Zuzana Ruzickova, 90, and how she became a world-famous harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia after surviving three concentration camps during her teenage years. Zuzana’s story is remarkable not just because she returned to Czechoslovakia after the war to fulfil her childhood dream of a career in music; but also in how she navigated political and religious persecution while becoming a tour-de-force in concerts and competitions around the world. As she reveals her life of hope and fear, the little-known story of Czechoslovakia emerges, from the promise of 1930s democracy to the Nazi invasion, followed by the grinding brutality of forty years of Soviet occupation. Zuzana transcends the personal as she shares her story, in a deeply affecting look at the redemptive power of art during the Czech Republic’s turbulent 20th century.

English title Zuzana - Music is Life
Production Company Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon Getzels
Co-Production Company Czech Television
Genre Music Documentary
Genre Biopic
Distribution TV EuroArts Music International GmbH
Duration 83 mins

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